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Cleveland Browns


Early mock draft has Bengals, Browns making similar early picks

After an epic finish to the national championship game, college football season is over. So naturally it’s time to talk more football. RELATED: 7 can’t-miss moments from Clemson’s win over Alabama Although mock drafts — particularly early January mock drafts — should all be taken with a grain of salt, it’s still fun to speculate how things might shake out, right?...
7 things to know about NFL Wild Card Weekend

7 things to know about NFL Wild Card Weekend

The march to Super Bowl LI begins its next phase this weekend with the NFL Wildcard Weekend. Here’s what you need to know as pro football’s playoffs kick off Saturday and Sunday: ABC will have the game, which kicks at 4:35 EST and will feature a pair of unexpected starting quarterbacks. Back in the playoffs for the first time since 2002, the Raiders will have to rely on third-string rookie...
Where do the Bengals, Browns pick in first round of NFL Draft?

Where do the Bengals, Browns pick in first round of NFL Draft?

The Bengals’ 27-10 win against the Ravens on Sunday dropped the Bengals from the No. 8 spot in April’s NFL Draft to No. 9. Cincinnati entered the day 5-9-1 while Carolina was 6-9. The Bengals won to improve to 6-9-1 while the Panthers lost to Tampa Bay to fall to 6-10. RELATED: Burkhead carries Bengals past Ravens in finale It’s the highest the Bengals...
What NFL Week 17 means for playoffs, Bengals/Browns draft positions

What NFL Week 17 means for playoffs, Bengals/Browns draft positions

We have reached the final week of the NFL regular season, and believe it or not there is one team that has ever called Ohio home still in the running for the playoffs. Both teams are out of the playoffs. Cincinnati could still pick as high as seventh in the draft or as low as 11th. Baltimore’s range is even larger as the Ravens could end up anywhere from 12th to 20th. Pittsburgh has already...
A Christmas Miracle — Browns win first game of the season

A Christmas Miracle — Browns win first game of the season

Joe Thomas watched the kick tumble through the air and sail right of the upright, giving the Browns their first win in more than a year. He felt a little lost. “I was looking around for people to hug,” he said. “There were a few tears in my eyes. I was really happy. There was a genuine feeling of joy. The Christmas spirit was amongst us, for sure.” Yes, Cleveland, there is...
Browns 0-16 parade? Ownership deserves to hear from frustrated fans

Browns 0-16 parade? Ownership deserves to hear from frustrated fans

I love how intensely my fellow Cleveland Browns fans are trolling the franchise with this parade business. So great. When this all surfaced on Twitter a few weeks ago, I thought the whole thing was fake: conjured up to needle the Haslams, lawyer guy, baseball guy and company. I thought it was funny then. But now that it’s taken on a life of its own (and looks like it’s legitimately...
Cincinnati Bengals in prime time part of NFL Week 16 schedule

Cincinnati Bengals in prime time part of NFL Week 16 schedule

The NFL season stops for nothing, not even Christmas. The playoff picture is taking shape in each league, but there is still a lot to play for. Here is what you need to know to get ready for the week. New York clinches a postseason berth with a win. Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Jr. and crew would also remain alive in the NFC East race if Dallas loses.  Unlike Cincinnati, the Texans have something...
Fans raise enough money for Browns ‘0-16’ parade

Fans raise enough money for Browns ‘0-16’ parade

If the Cleveland Browns can finish off a historic season, should the town and its fans celebrate? That is the question percolating in northeast Ohio these days. At least cost won’t be a problem. A GoFundMe started to raise $1,999 to cover the costs of putting on a parade in honor of the once-proud franchise going 0-16 (if it loses its last two games) has far surpassed that goal. It is already...
6 things from NFL Week 15: Ezekiel Elliott steals headlines again

6 things from NFL Week 15: Ezekiel Elliott steals headlines again

NFL Week 15 saw the official end to playoff hopes in Cincinnati while Ezekiel Elliott continued his march toward rookie of the year — if not more. Here are six things you need to know from around the league: They showed they can compete with good teams but have too many holes and too many mental lapses to beat them. This is just a mediocre roster this year.  When the Bengals needed their...
7 things to know for NFL Week 15: Bengals-Steelers, Browns-Bills, etc.

7 things to know for NFL Week 15: Bengals-Steelers, Browns-Bills, etc.

Week 15 of the NFL season is upon us.  Here are the things you’ll want to watch for around the league, starting in Cincinnati with the Bengals against the Steelers. Cincinnati enters the weekend in third place in the AFC North, but the Bengals could still improbably win the division if they beat the Steelers this week, the Texans next week and the Ravens in Week 17. Of course, the Steelers...
NFL greats Jim Brown, Ray Lewis talk urban outreach at Trump Tower

NFL greats Jim Brown, Ray Lewis talk urban outreach at Trump Tower

NFL legends Jim Brown and Ray Lewis were among the visitors to Trump Tower on Tuesday to see President-Elect Donald Trump. Brown, the former Cleveland Browns running back who has since become a social activist, told reporters the meeting “couldn’t have been better,” adding, “The graciousness, the intelligence, the reception we got was fantastic.” Lewis, a long-time...
It’s official: Cleveland losing Browns home game to London in 2017

It’s official: Cleveland losing Browns home game to London in 2017

The NFL announced Tuesday the Browns will play the Vikings in London next season. The game will count as a home game for the Browns, so they will only have seven regular season games in Cleveland next season. The Bengals made their first trip across the pond for a regular season game this season, tying the Redskins at Wembley Stadium on Oct. 30. The Browns-Vikings game will be in Week 7 or 8 with...
7 things to know about NFL Week 14: State champs, baby!

7 things to know about NFL Week 14: State champs, baby!

The 14th week of the NFL season featured multiple snow games, so that’s always fun. Here are seven things that stood out to us this week across the league:  Cincinnati still needs a heck of a lot of help to make it back to the postseason, but the Bengals can at least claim a sweep in the Battle of Ohio for 2016.  Hey, a state championship is better than no championship, right? ...
Pacman Jones calls Terrelle Pryor ‘garbage’ after Bengals 23-10 win

Pacman Jones calls Terrelle Pryor ‘garbage’ after Bengals 23-10 win

Two days after saying he didn’t like Cleveland Browns wide receiver Terrelle Pryor, Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones lit into his former teammate after Sunday’s 23-10 win at FirstEnergy Stadium. Jones answered “garbage” repeatedly while reporters tried to question him about Pryor, who caught one pass for 3 yards. Asked why he has such disdain for Pryor, Jones didn&rsquo...
Reports: Cleveland Browns will play game in London next season

Reports: Cleveland Browns will play game in London next season

The Cleveland Browns will play a regular-season game in London next season as part of the NFL's International Series, according to several media outlets in Cleveland. The NFL, which has been playing games in London since 2007, will play four games there next season. The official announcement of those games is expected Tuesday. The Bengals tied the Redskins at Wembley Stadium in London in October.
5 things to know NFL Week 14: Battle of Ohio II, big prime-time games

5 things to know NFL Week 14: Battle of Ohio II, big prime-time games

It’s another Battle of Ohio weekend in the NFL. If Bengals-Browns II for 2016 isn’t enough to get you excited, we’ve got some more reasons right here. The Bengals have already been disappointing enough this season it would not be as shocking as it might have seemed a few weeks ago if they lose, but the Browns still face an uphill climb. The return of Robert Griffin III...
Cleveland Browns reportedly still looking to move training camp south

Cleveland Browns reportedly still looking to move training camp south

Cleveland Browns fans in southwest Ohio might soon be able to see their favorite NFL team train without having to drive nearly as far. The Columbus Dispatch reported Thursday morning Columbus is working with the Browns on funding for a new recreation center that could host their summer training camp in Ohio’s capital city and various other activities the rest of the year. Columbus would pony...
Report: RG3 to start Sunday vs. Bengals

Report: RG3 to start Sunday vs. Bengals

Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson said Wednesday he needs to see how Robert Griffin III does in practice this week before naming him the starter Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. “We’re going to keep practicing and see where we are,” Jackson said on a conference call with Cincinnati media. “We’ll get around to that decision here pretty soon.” But ESPN&rsquo...
Another loss: Browns’ Robert Griffin III out money in car theft

Another loss: Browns’ Robert Griffin III out money in car theft

While the Cleveland Browns were losing another game, quarterback Robert Griffin III was losing money. Griffin and his girlfriend had cash stolen from the car they took to Sunday’s game. The car was valet parked in the players’ lot at FirstEnergy Stadium while the winless Browns were hosting the New York Giants. Girlfriend Grete Sadeiko posted on Twitter about the theft. She didn&rsquo...
6 things to know from NFL Week 12: Sunday night ended with a doink

6 things to know from NFL Week 12: Sunday night ended with a doink

At least one of Ohio’s NFL teams will win another game this season, but Week 12 was not that week. Of course the Ravens had a lot to do with both of those facts, but at some point a team that wants to win needs to make winning plays and this Cincinnati team just doesn’t. Or at least not be in position for the opposing coach to run the clock out with a punt/sumo wrestling play. High standard?...
Robert Griffin III activated from IR, but future still uncertain

Robert Griffin III activated from IR, but future still uncertain

Robert Griffin III was activated from the Cleveland Browns’ injured reserve Wednesday, 10 weeks and three days after breaking a bone in his left shoulder. The young veteran quarterback must be activated within 21 days or go back on IR. Browns coach Hue Jackson told reporters in Cleveland Griffin has not been cleared for contact, so he is not available to face the Giants on Sunday. He also did...
Browns could get another chance to see RG3 in action this season

Browns could get another chance to see RG3 in action this season

Browns coach Hue Jackson could get to make another quarterback decision in Cleveland before the season ends. The team announced Wednesday that Robert Griffin III has been cleared for noncontact football activity after being out since breaking a bone in his shoulder during a Week 1 loss. Griffin’s absence has allowed the team to take a long look at rookie Cody Kessler, although Jackson&rsquo...
NFL Week 10 preview: A.J. Green, Ezekiel Elliott looking for history

NFL Week 10 preview: A.J. Green, Ezekiel Elliott looking for history

The Browns have already lost, but there is still plenty of NFL football left in Week 10. Here are 5 things to watch this weekend: Cincinnati returns from its bye week (and a trip to London) with a prime-time game in the nation’s biggest media market. What could go wrong? Cincinnati-New York will feature two of the league’s marquee receivers in the Bengals’ A.J. Green and Odell Beckham...
Are the Browns wasting a chance to see what they have at quarterback?

Are the Browns wasting a chance to see what they have at quarterback?

The Browns lost their 10th game of the season Thursday night, this time 28-7 to the Ravens. In doing so, coach Hue Jackson sparked some confusion among fans on social media by benching rookie quarterback Cody Kessler in favor of veteran Josh McCown in the second half. The question, which seems obvious with the team already 0-9 before last night, was why bother wasting snaps on a guy who won&rsquo...
Cleveland Browns: ‘A Football Life: Jim Brown’ coming to NFL Network

Cleveland Browns: ‘A Football Life: Jim Brown’ coming to NFL Network

The next new episode of the critically acclaimed “A Football Life” from NFL Films will feature Jim Brown. The Cleveland Browns legend is among more than a dozen interviewees for the program, which will air for the first time at 9 p.m. Friday. I’ll tell you why I am the way that I am,” Brown says in the show. “It doesn’t start on the field. It starts as a person...
NFL Thursday Night Football: Browns in Baltimore looking for first win

NFL Thursday Night Football: Browns in Baltimore looking for first win

NFL Week 10 kicks off tonight with an AFC North game between the Cleveland Browns and the Baltimore Ravens. Here are five things to know about the game in Baltimore: 1. The 0-9 Browns are looking for their first win of the season. They are the only win-less team in the league and are currently riding the longest losing streak (12 games) in franchise history. 2. The Ravens are 4-4 and tied for first...
7 things to know from Week 9 in the NFL

7 things to know from Week 9 in the NFL

The Bengals were off, but we had no trouble finding significant storylines from NFL Week 9. Here are seven: Baltimore snapped a four-game losing streak with a 21-14 win over visiting Pittsburgh. That was despite the return of Ben Roethlisburger for the Black and Gold. Those two teams are tied for the AFC North lead at 4-4 while the Bengals are one on their heels at 3-4-1. Ezekiel Elliott enjoyed his...
Report: Browns acquire Pro Bowl linebacker from Patriots

Report: Browns acquire Pro Bowl linebacker from Patriots

The Browns are building for the future despite what looks already like a lost season. ESPN reported Monday that Cleveland has acquired Jamie Collins, a Pro Bowl linebacker, from the New England Patriots for a third-round pick in next spring’s draft. Collins has 24 tackles but no sacks this season as the Patriots have started 7-1. The Browns are 0-8 but stocked with draft picks for the future...
7 things from NFL Week 8: Bengals, Browns let leads slip away

7 things from NFL Week 8: Bengals, Browns let leads slip away

The eighth week of NFL football in 2016 began and ended with overtime games. Here are seven things worth knowing about Week 8: That’s about the best one can say about the 27-27 tie Cincinnati forged with Washington in London. Marvin Lewis’ team had control of the game in regulation but let it get away. Then the Bengals were dead to rights but let off the hook by a missed field goal. The...
Report: Former Browns coach Schottenheimer battling Alzheimer’s.

Report: Former Browns coach Schottenheimer battling Alzheimer’s.

Marty Schottenheimer, who coached the Cleveland Browns during the 1980s — and to multiple playoff appearances and division titles — has battled Alzheimer’s disease for five years. In a story written by Tony Grossi for ESPN Cleveland, the 73-year-old Schottenheimer announced he had the disease in a phone interview prior to this weekend’s 30th anniversary celebration of the 1986...
Football in Cleveland has changed a lot since Cubs’ last World Series

Football in Cleveland has changed a lot since Cubs’ last World Series

Yesterday we looked at all the ways life has changed in the mere 19 years since the last time the Cleveland Indians won the American League pennant to qualify for the World Series. Here’s one that stands out from the last time the Cubs made the Fall Classic by claiming the NL pennant: Cleveland had the best football team in the world in 1945. It wasn’t the Browns, though. They hadn&rsquo...
5 things to know for NFL Week 7

5 things to know for NFL Week 7

The Battle of Ohio is but one of 15 matchups this week in the NFL. After the Packers kicked things off with a 26-10 win over the hapless Bears on Thursday night, here’s a look at what to know about the rest of the schedule.  1. The action starts at 9:30 Sunday morning with the Giants playing the Rams in London on NFL Network.  This game is the subject of controversy as the revelation...
Marcus Hartman: Saying ‘Cincitucky’ is plain foolish

Marcus Hartman: Saying ‘Cincitucky’ is plain foolish

I hate the word Cincitucky. I mean, the term itself isn't so bad. If used differently, it could be amusing or even endearing. But those who use it mean to be offensive, and I find that flat ridiculous. Cincitucky shouldn't be a pejorative. It should be a celebration of people from each side of the Ohio River coming together for the greater good. Those of us who come from southwest Ohio shouldn&rsquo...
Nobody won in the AFC North this week

Nobody won in the AFC North this week

The Bengals lost, but that hardly made them unique in their division Sunday. The Battle of Ohio is up next. The Bengals went to New England and lost a game no one thought they would win, but they looked better (most of the time) than they did a week before when they got pushed around by Dallas. If they can’t shore up the secondary and improve up front on the offensive line (thus making running...
7 things to know for Week 6 in the NFL: Can Bengals pull a surprise?

7 things to know for Week 6 in the NFL: Can Bengals pull a surprise?

Week 6 in the NFL started with Joey Bosa and the Chargers knocking off the Broncos. Here’s what to look for this weekend across the league. After the debacle in Dallas last weekend, morale is not high among Cincinnati fans, but the NFL is a crazy league that is anything but predictable. So perhaps Marvin Lewis’ men have a surprise in store? This seems like a poor matchup for a Bengals...
For some reason people think OSU would beat the Browns in football

For some reason people think OSU would beat the Browns in football

If you needed a reminder there are actually people out there who don’t live and breath sports, Public Policy Polling published one last night. Along with who is leading in the race to be the next President of the United States, PPP found an unbelievably high percentage of people who have no idea the difference between the level of play in the NFL and college football: What figure is too high...
Isaiah Crowell making a difference in more way than 1 for Browns

Isaiah Crowell making a difference in more way than 1 for Browns

Isaiah Crowell is delivering on and off the field for the Browns these days. The Cleveland running back not only has 394 yards rushing – good for second in the NFL – he also followed through on a preseason promise to donate his first paycheck to the Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation. Demetrick Pennie, a Dallas police sergeant and the president of the foundation, told Cleveland.com he didn&rsquo...
NFL Week 4: A 300-yard receiving game, custom cleats, OSU RB duel

NFL Week 4: A 300-yard receiving game, custom cleats, OSU RB duel

The nightcap was a bust, but there were plenty of noteworthy developments in the fourth Sunday of NFL football this year. Here are a few… 1. The Raiders did the Bengals a favor by handing the Ravens their first loss of the season, a dramatic 28-27 decision in Baltimore. That left Cincinnati a game behind the Ravens and Steelers in the AFC North. 2. The Steelers joined the Ravens at the top...
5 things to look for this weekend in the NFL

5 things to look for this weekend in the NFL

The Bengals are the first winners of the week (even if it wasn’t pretty), but there is lots more NFL action on tap. Here are the top things to watch around the league. 1. The NFL International Series resumes Sunday morning with Colts-Jaguars from Wembley Stadium in London. That can only mean one thing: MORNING FOOTBALL! Nothing beats rolling out of bed, flipping on the TV (Channel 7 will have...
Browns Josh Gordon to enter drug rehab; won’t return after suspension

Browns Josh Gordon to enter drug rehab; won’t return after suspension

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is entering a drug rehab center instead of returning to the team after his four-game suspension ends. Gordon, who failed several NFL drug tests and had multiple suspensions during his four years in the league, made the announcement in a press release from the team. “After careful thought and deep consideration, I’ve decided I need to step away...
Browns-Redskins game on WHIO-TV, Radio

Browns-Redskins game on WHIO-TV, Radio

The Browns are on the road again this weekend with a trip to Washington. The 1 p.m. game against the Redskins can be seen in the Dayton area on WHIO-TV Channel 7 and heard on AM 1290 and News 95.7 WHIO. The pregame (noon) and post-game shows will be on AM 1290 and News 95.7 WHIO. Cody Kessler is set for his second start of the season after completing 21 of 33 passes for 244 yards in a 30-24 overtime...
DeAngelo Williams is not impressed with Terrelle Pryor’s optimism

DeAngelo Williams is not impressed with Terrelle Pryor’s optimism

Let’s be honest: This one was too easy. Terrelle Pryor, the current Browns receiver and former Ohio State quarterback, put one on the rim, and Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams slammed it home. Maybe he was talking about Ohio State! ���� A photo posted by DeAngelo Williams (@deangelowilliams) on Sep 28, 2016 at 9:55am PDT
Browns Terrelle Pryor opens up about friendship with Arnold Palmer

Browns Terrelle Pryor opens up about friendship with Arnold Palmer

Cleveland Browns wide receiver and former Ohio State Buckeye Terrelle Pryor grew up 15 miles from the hometown of Arnold Palmer. Pryor was from Jeannette, while Palmer was from Latrobe - both towns are on the southeastern outskirts of the Pittsburgh area. Pryor - who had the best day of his professional career Sunday against the Miami Dolphins - spoke shortly about Palmer in a video interview on ESPN...
NFL Week 3: Bengals-Broncos, Zeke’s ball security, potential protests?

NFL Week 3: Bengals-Broncos, Zeke’s ball security, potential protests?

Week 3 of the NFL hits this weekend, but the most surprising outcome might have already happened. We’ve got that and six more things to know about the NFL this weekend. 1. The Bengals play one of the marquee games of the weekend as they welcome the defending Super Bowl champion Broncos in the home opener in Cincinnati. Andy Dalton and Co. will have a huge test in Denver’s defense. 2. The...
Top pick’s injury latest in line of 2016 Cleveland Browns disasters

Top pick’s injury latest in line of 2016 Cleveland Browns disasters

One of the few ways the Cleveland Browns could have a disappointing season would be if the franchise’s young players don’t develop. Coleman is just the latest bit of bad news for the Browns this season. There’s been so much, it can be hard to keep track, but we’re going to try. •Quarterback Robert Griffin III went down with a shoulder injury in the season-opening loss...
Steelers quarterback likes what he sees from Carson Wentz so far

Steelers quarterback likes what he sees from Carson Wentz so far

Carson Wentz has people around the NFL talking after lighting up two teams that might be the worst in the NFL to start his pro career. That now includes Ben Roethlisberger, who told reporters in Pittsburgh he thought the Browns would pick Carson Wentz, the former North Dakota State star who shares an agent with him, in the draft last spring. Instead, talent-starved Cleveland accepted a package of...

Jim Brown offers encouragement, caution for athletes seeking change

Almost a month after Colin Kaepernick sparked national debates with his choice to sit during the national anthem to bring attention to what he describes as oppression of minorities in America (make no mistake, these turned out to be different debates), Jim Brown may have delivered the definitive take. Speaking to local media at his alma mater, Syracuse, the Cleveland Browns great came as close as...
Bengals ‘Kneegate’ another example of how NFL hamstrings officials

Bengals ‘Kneegate’ another example of how NFL hamstrings officials

The Bengals lost to the Steelers on Sunday and the national narrative wasn’t, “Well Marvin’s men blew it again!” That’s the good news. The bad news is another replay controversy was a big reason for that. In case you missed it, Cincinnati’s comeback was scuttled when rookie receiver Tyler Boyd fumbled with less than two minutes to go and the Bengals driving for...
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